North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that his country is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.

He said research and development of cutting edge arms equipment is actively progressing and ICBM rocket test launch preparation is in its last stage.

Pyongyang has conducted two nuclear tests in the past year, including its biggest one to date.

This raised fears that North Korea has made significant nuclear advances.

The United States has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un over his ‘provocative actions’ in moving towards acquiring a dangerous missile.

The sharp condemnation came after North Korea hinted at plans to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile.